Eight magical pictures as Sunderland's Kevin Ball and Newcastle legend Malcom Macdonald switch on the Boldon Christmas lights switch-on

Fans of football and all things Christmassy turned out to see the festive lights of Boldon lit up

Sunday, 25th November 2018, 2:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th November 2018, 2:55 pm
The switch-on event was a big success

Former Sunderland skipper Kevin Ball and legendary Newcastle United striker Malcolm Macdonald put their club rivalry aside to be guests of honour at the all important Christmas lights switch-on at Boldon Community Association. Here's some of the great pictures of the night:

Children from West Boldon and Hedworth Lane Primary Schools provided the musical entertainment
Just lovely!

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They're all smiles
Their families must be so proud
Just look at that little face!
From left Sunderland's Kevin Ball, Newcastle legend Malcolm McDonald and Hedworth Lane Primary School head Tony Gill
From left Sunderland's Kevin Ball, Councillors Sandra Duncan, Joanne Bell, Alison Strike, CA manager Sue Topping, Hedworth Lane Primary School head Tony Gill and Malcolm McDonald